Holsteiners are very popular sport horses and are one of the oldest German breeds. The monks at Uetersen Monastery, located in what is now Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany, started breeding them in the 14th century. However, the first recorded mentions of Holsteiners is much older, dating back to the year 1225. Schleich manufacture amazingly wonderful accurate models of all sorts of animals, including this Holsteiner Gelding model. This Schleich Holsteiner Gelding has been beautifully hand painted to give wonderful role play to children and also makes a great collectors item for the nature enthusiast.